The story behind the artwork
The fishermen in LaPoile use the traditional hook and line to catch Halibut, and for bait they use herring. LaPoile a small fishing village is home for 128 people.For generations, families in fishing communities have survived of the bounties of the ocean. The family trade was passed from father to son. Now it is a way of life that has all but vanished. With the government ban there are no jobs, and only a few fishing communities remain.
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Free Minor Africa (FMA) is a non-profit, non-governmental initiative whose objective is to reinsert back into society minors who have had trouble with the law in Sierra Leone. FMA is based in Barcelona, Spain and in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
In its first phase, FMA is focused on youths that have been imprisoned in Pademba prison. These minors want to return to normal society; some dream of studying, others want to find work even if their opportunities are scarce in one of the world’s poorest nations. The majority come from broken families that left their home or are orphans.
This is the story that SeaLegacy tells. This is the story that sparks a global conversation, and the story that inspires people to act. We believe that producing powerful media and art that gives people hope is imperative. Hope is empowerment. Hope is a solution. Hope is a game changer.
We are a collective of some of the most experienced and renowned photographers, filmmakers and storytellers working on behalf of our oceans.
Joachim Ladefoged b. 1970 Has worked as a professional photographer since 1991 and is a member of the international photo agency VII.
Today he works regularly for editorial clients such as The New York Times Magazine, TIME, MARE, and The New Yorker. Over the years Joachim Ladefoged has received numerous awards for his work from institutions such as Visa D’Or, World Press Photo, POYi, Eissie, and Agfa, as well as Picture of the Year in Denmark. (Read more…).